Sixty wool samples were obtained from a commercial testing laboratory to study the effects of fiber loss by carding on the average fiber diameter measurements of 12.7 mm core samples. No difference (P > 0.05) was found between operators or between carded and uncarded paired samples. The commercial laboratory had smaller (P < 0.05) coefficients of variation than the University of Wyoming Wool Measurement Laboratory. The correlation between fiber diameter and card fallout was 0.899, but did not change the mean fiber diameter of any samples.
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